Connect with us

News

Queen of England greets Nigeria at 60

Published

on

Queen Elizabeth II of England has congratulated Nigeria on its 60th independence anniversary.
Nigeria gained independence from Britain on October 1, 1960.
Prior to independence, the northern and southern regions of the country were amalgamated in 1914 by Frederick Lugard, a British soldier and colonial administrator.
Since the amalgamation, Nigerians have lived together despite clamours of secession in some quarters.
In a statement on Wednesday, Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, said the congratulatory message from the Queen of England was conveyed to the presidency by the British high commission in Nigeria.
In the message quoted by Adesina, the Queen prayed for happiness and prosperity in Nigeria.
She also called for stronger bonds between Nigeria and the United Kingdom.
“It gives me great pleasure to offer my warmest congratulations on the 60th anniversary of Nigeria’s Independence, together with my best wishes for your country’s continued happiness and prosperity,” the message read.
“The United Kingdom and Nigeria benefit from strong and enduring ties as Commonwealth partners through shared history and most importantly, our people. These are bonds that I hope and believe will flourish.”

News

FG names Nwabuoku to oversee Accountant General Office  

Published

on

The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Mr Anamekwe Chukwunyere Nwabuoku to oversee the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF).

This follows the ongoing investigation of the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF) over N80 billion fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Aliyu Ahmed, Permanent Secretary (Finance), Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, was quoted as saying this in a letter dated May 20, 2022.

The appointment will be pending the outcome of the investigation, according to a statement by Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi, Special Adviser to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning.

The statement also read in part, “Mr Anamekwe is expected to carry out his duty in strict compliance with extant rules and observe the highest sense of professionalism expected of an officer working at his level.

“Currently, he is director, Inspectorate Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, and presently he is overseeing the office of the Accountant General of the Federation.”

Continue Reading

News

56 people eating Nigeria like termites — Al Mustapha alleges

Published

on

Former Chief Security Officer to late military Head of State General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al Mustapha

…Says Nigerian soldiers have turned into a police

Continue Reading

News

Buhari appoints Semiu Adeniran new stastician general

Published

on

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Semiu Adeniran as the Statistician General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer of the National Bureau of Statistics.

The appointment follows the demise of the former statistician general, Dr Simon Harry, on April 13, 2022, eight months into his five-year tenure.
A statement by Sufuyan Ojeifo, Special Assistant (Media) to the Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, said, “Adeniran is a professional statistician of repute with bias for Demography and Social Statistics. He has over three decades of statistical hands-on experience garnered from various local and international institutions.”

“Until his appointment, Mr Semiu was the Director of Demographic and Household Statistics at the National Bureau of Statistics.”

Continue Reading

Trending